Book Of Mormon Analysis

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The Book of Mormon testifies of Christ. It testifies of His coming, His ministry, His suffering and death for our sins, and of his resurrection. It is through those last three that mankind is able to become resurrected, immortal beings, and eventually return to Him and Father in Heaven. Two important chapters in the Book of Mormon that give information on the topics of Christ and resurrection are Alma chapters 11 and 40. This analysis of those chapters describes similarities and each’s emphasis on the doctrine of resurrection. Chapter 11 follows the story of Amulek and a lawyer in the city whose goal is to disprove Amulek’s teaching or cause him to recant. In questioning Amulek, some very important doctrine is taught. Amulek’s main …show more content…
These scriptures teach that Christ will advocate for mankind at the judgement bar, and not only will he advocate, but he will plead with the …show more content…
All mankind has a Father in Heaven, who through his firstborn, Jesus Christ, carried out the creation of Earth and a Plan of Salvation. Heavenly Father created intelligence, which are mankind’s spirits. He wants all to return to Him with a body and become like him, a God. In order for that to be possible, God sends all to Earth to be tested, gain knowledge, and follow the perfect example of his Only-Begotten, Jesus Christ, who is the only one through which mankind can receive salvation, and be resurrected. Resurrection is only possible through Christ, who if “had not risen from the dead, or… broken the bands of death that the grave should have no victory, and that death should have no sting, there could have been no resurrection.” (Mosiah 16:7). “No unclean thing can inherit the kingdom of heaven”, so even if God wanted to, he could not save one of his children in their sins (Alma 11:37). Only Christ allows for someone to be found “spotless… at the last day” (3 Nephi 27:20). Christ suffered and died for the sins of mankind (D&C 138:7), and He was resurrected so that all could eventually be the same. His death is meaningful if all do their best to keep his commandments, rely on Him, and take advantage of his atoning sacrifice by repenting and confessing their sins to Him even on a daily basis. By this can an imperfect man be made perfect in resurrection, and return to once again live with Christ

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